This fast-paced story is about a tough rebel named Destry who is sent to prison for years, serving time for a crime he did not commit. Once out, he aims to seek revenge on the 12 jury members who sent him to prison and voted for his incarceration. However, his mission isn’t to kill but to find other unique ways as punishment and to make their lives miserable. Neatly plotted and briskly told, it illustrates Brand’s remarkable gift for storytelling. One of the greatest western authors of all time. Max Brand leads the reader on a very authentic tale of the old west the way it was.
Western Hero, Ronicky Doone, Provides His Own Brand of Justice. Ronicky Doone overhears Jack Moon’s gang plotting the murder of ex-member Hugh Dawn. While Ronicky doesn’t know Hugh Dawn or Jack Moon, he is always ready for adventure. With the aid of his trusty, well-trained horse, Lou, he outraces Moon’s gang and races off to warn Hugh and they flee along with Hugh’s daughter, Jerry. Great read with Max Brand’s leading off to unexpected places with characters you come to know personally. Max leads the reader to characters bigger than life. They come to life as people we wish we knew personally.
Seattle-born author who worked as a cowhand in California, attended Berkeley, joined then deserted the Canadian Army, and finally settled down to writing full-time. He was incredibly prolific and wrote numerous books under his birth name (Frederick Faust) and a variety of pseudonyms. Today he is best known for his work published as Max Brand, including the classic Western „Destry Rides Again” and his popular series Dr. Kildare. In „The Desert Pilot”, Reverend Reginald Ingram arrives in the town of Billman hoping to defeat the lawless. Then Ingram realizes he must make a choice between his peaceful ways and survival. Highly recommended, especially for those who love the Old Western genre.
A train passenger is framed for murder, and a young man tries to help a young, newlywed couple but not everything is what is at first seems in this thriller. Whichever side of the law they’re on, the unforgettable characters in this tale will fight for what they believe… and to survive. Frederick Schiller Faust (1892-1944) was an American author best known for his thoughtful Westerns under the pen name Max Brand. Prolific in many genres, he wrote historical novels, detective mysteries, pulp fiction stories and many more.
Frederick Schiller Faust (May 29, 1892 – May 12, 1944) was an American author known primarily for his thoughtful and literary westerns under the pen name Max Brand. He was known for going well beyond the formulaic western. „The Long Long Trail” is an excellent example of his craft. This is a story about desperate men and the gun code they live by. Since Jess Deer avenged his father’s murder, he’d been a lone outlaw eluding Sheriff Caswell. But a woman in need of help changes all of that when Jess sets out to find and destroy a hired gunslinger.
Renowned Western writer Max Brand does it again in the eminently enjoyable story „The Stingaree”. When Alabama Joe drifted into Fort Anxious, he seemed to be a shiftless, easygoing tramp. But he didn’t fool Stanley Parker. He’d gunned down the notorious Bob Dillman. He’d known that one day Dillman’s outlaw partner would appear to avenge death. The Stingaree was fast on the draw and deadly as a snake. Parker knew he’d have to draw first, or die! Here is a fast-moving story of a man of many names and many skills who found that his ordeal had just begun when he met his enemy. Ahead of him lay the perils of hired guns and wilderness traps and a bitter conflict with his own code of honor.
Rival police detectives Angus Campbell and Patrick O’Rourke find themselves working together to locate the millionaire who disappeared while under their protection on a train bound for Chicago. Manhattan millionaire John Cobb has been receiving threatening letters, and so leaves for Chicago, hoping that by hopping the night-train he’ll escape from his anonymous ill-wisher. Assigned as guards, Campbell and O’Rourke go along. When, after signing his $15 million will over to his cousin, Cobb disappears from his Pullman, Campbell and O’Rourke must check the train for their missing charge. He’s not on the train, though, and not in Buffalo, so they scour Chicago – and, as it happens, mean old Cobb has enemies galore from some slick deals he’s pulled.